Matroids: A Geometric Introduction

Matroids: A Geometric Introduction

by Gary Gordon, Jennifer McNulty

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ISBN-13: 9780521145688
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/02/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 410
Sales rank: 362,596
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

Gary Gordon is a Professor in the Mathematics Department at Lafayette College, Pennsylvania.

Jenny McNulty is a Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Montana, Missoula.

Table of Contents

1. A tour of matroids; 2. Cryptomorphisms; 3. New matroids from old; 4. Graphic matroids; 5. Finite geometry; 6. Representable matroids; 7. Other matroids; 8. Matroid minors; 9. The Tutte polynomial; Projects; Appendix: matroid axiom systems; Bibliography; Index.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There's a lot to like about this textbook. It's rigorous and yet highly accessible and friendly to read. The authors cover a wide variety of matroid-related mathematics that is well-explained with numerous examples. The production of this book makes it a joy to read and the great sense of humor of the authors keeps a smile on your face without detracting from the mathematics. I highly recommend this to advanced undergraduates and other who would like a great introduction to matroids.